NEW TAX LAW RAISES QUESTIONS REGARDING PAYING 2018 PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS EARLY
The St. Lucie County Tax Collector’s Office has been receiving inquiries from customers regarding paying their 2018 property taxes early. The questions arose following the recent passage of the new Tax Law, which placed a $10,000 cap on the combination of income and property tax deductions. This law goes into effect January 1, 2018.
St. Lucie County property owners are unable to pay 2018 property taxes, because the tax values have not yet been assessed by the St. Lucie County Property Appraiser’s Office. Taxes are assessed as of January 1 every year and the tax roll opens November 1 in pursuant to Florida Statute.
“The 2018 tax roll will not open for collection until November 1, 2018,” said Chris Craft, St. Lucie County tax collector. “Any payments received before this date will be returned to the sender.”
St. Lucie County property owners can receive discounts for their 2017 taxes, with the December discount being three percent, January being two percent and February being one percent. Customers have the option of paying online at www.tcslc.com, by mail or at either office location.
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